ACADIA 2020 “Distributed Proximities”

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When : 24-30 October 2020

Where : Online

This year conference ACADIA 2020 theme is about Distributed Proximities and focuses on the opportunities created by the current world-wide pandemic to reflect on the coevolutionary nature and future of the planet, society and built environment.

The conference will start with a series of online workshops listed below:

  • Workshop 01: KUKA|crc Cloud Remote Control
  • Workshop 02: Dual-Additive Manufacturing Combining Timber and In-Process Bio-Based 3D-Printing
  • Workshop 03: ART Augmented Robotic Telepresence
  • Workshop 04: Sequin Sequencing
  • Workshop 05: Generative Physics, Dynamic Systems Within Immersive Projection-Mapped Environments
  • Workshop 06: Digital Borgo, From 3d Scanning and Digital Surveys to Collective Spaces of Design
  • Workshop 07: Collaborative Computation with Hypar
  • Workshop 08: Architectural Geometry & Morphing Patterns
  • Workshop 09: In Silico, In Vitro, In Vivo: Programming in Processing and in Life
  • Workshop 10: Writing With The Machine
  • Workshop 11: Deepdesign: Architecture & 2D to 3D Style Transfers with Neural Networks
  • Workshop 12: Space Frames for a Space Fleet
  • Workshop 13: Constructing Cognition
  • Workshop 14: Generative Design In and Beyond Revit
  • Workshop 15: Design to Experience: Leveraging Speckle As A Conduit for Unreal Engine in AEC
  • The conference will feature six keynote events listed below:

  • Opening Keynote: A Conversation on Ecology & Ethics, with Jennifer Gabrys and Molly Wright Steenson
  • Day 1: A Conversation on Data & Bias with Ruha Benjamin, Orit Halpern, and David Benjamin
  • Day 2: A Conversation on Automation & Agency with Erin Bradner, Sougwen Chung, Stefana Parascho, Elly Truitt, and Georgina Voss
  • Day 3: A Conversation on Culture & Access with Kate Hartman, Vernelle A. A. Noel, and Laura Devendorf
  • Day 4: A Conversation on Labor & Practice with Peggy Deamer, Billie Faircloth, and Mollie Claypool
  • Closing Roundtable: A Conversation on Speculation & Critique with Hernán Díaz Alonso, Winka Dubbeldam, Nicholas de Monchaux, Albena Yaneva, Molly Wright Steenson, and Kathy Velikov
  • The conference will feature presentations by winners listed below:

  • ACADIA Teaching Award of Excellence: Jane Burry, Professor and Dean, School of Design, Swinburne University
  • ACADIA Digital Practice Award of Excellence: Nervous System, Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg, Founders
  • ACADIA Innovative Academic Program Award of Excellence: DigitalFUTURES Program, Tongji University, represented by Co-Organizers Philip F. Yuan, Professor at Tongji University and Founder of Archi-Union Architects, and Neil Leach, Professor at Tongji
  • ACADIA Innovative Research Award of Excellence: Sean Ahlquist, Associate Professor, University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
  • ACADIA Society Award for Leadership: Mike Christenson, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, University of Minnesota
  • Francesca Silvi

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